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Monday Beauty Poll

By Glinda

Last week I wanted to know if you would consider getting a vaginal steam bath as a spa service, and 52% of you voted nay.  30% didn’t know what the hell I was talking about, and 14% said they would consider it.  Only 2% answered in the affirmative.  I posted the question not as a referendum on Western versus Eastern medicine, but curious as to whether people would consider it appropriate that it was being offered as a spa treatment rather than a medical service.  And I really couldn’t resist after the woman I quoted from the article referring to it as a “facial for her private area.” 

Today, I’m all about the green.  Green cosmetics, anyway.

3 Responses to “Monday Beauty Poll”

  1. aurumgirl Says:

    How can you tell if a cosmetic is really “green”? Legislation regarding ingredients isn’t universal (lots of cosmetics don’t list ingredients at all), and sometimes, when you do see an ingredient listing on a product that’s supposed to be “green” and “healthy”, you’ll see quite a few toxic or questionable ingredients. Even the very pricey “green” or “healthy” lines–like Dr. Haushka or Anne Marie Borlind. Both lines claim to be green and clean, but I don’t see much difference.

    I’ve tried some “green” products that were pretty good (Eco Bella Mascara, for example–one of the best I’ve ever used) but generally the product manufacturers don’t seem to get that women love to have new choices with new shades, pigments, and products every season or so. If Eco Bella would make their mascara in a plum or auburn shade, or do a variety of colours to enhance the wearer’s pupil colour, they’d win millions of new customers, I’m sure.

    My point is I don’t think there’s much difference between green and not green cosmetics, and I tend to choose what I buy based on other product features that I want.

  2. Emily Says:

    I have reactive skin and sensitive eyes. I’ve identified so many individual chemicals that set me off that most of my makeup tends to be pretty green by default! That being said, I only specifically seek out green lines for skincare.

  3. Estelle Says:

    You forgot “Plants belong on the ground and on my salad plate.” Some people, myself included, stay away from nearly all ‘natural’ products. Organic or not.

    Mankind evolved while coated in animal, human based grime and dirt. Plant salves were only applied as medicine and sparingly. Many plants, except domesticated grains and oils, have chemical irritants in them. Roll down a hill of grass and you get itchy. That’s plant irritants.

    I switched away from plant products years ago, to petroleum and occassional grain based products without frangrances, to lock in my own moisture and protect from sun. I look 8-10 year younger than I am and I live in the middle of Mojave desert.

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